Is George Lucas Hanging Up His Hat For Good?

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Could George Lucas be done directing? According to an interview he did with Empire Magazine, the force may no longer be with him.

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The prolific writer/director/producer of such mega-hits as the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series claims, "I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage." There, he plans to make small hobby movies without the pressure to finance, sell, and distribute them.

I'm picturing a large VHS camcorder, two homemade marionettes, and some silly voices. Or maybe he can re-cut his films down to 2 minutes like this recent Star Wars Supercut video did.

The announcement is sure to be met with mixed reactions, as Lucas has millions of very dedicated fans, though some claim that decisions he made later in his career destroyed the legacy he built. What do you think? Is Lucas long past due for retirement? Or would you like to see what else he has in him? Let us know in the comments section!

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George Lucas

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George Lucas is a well known film producers, screenwriters, director, and entrepreneur. His estimated net worth is 3.2 billion dollars, which makes him one of America's most financially successful directors and producers.


Lucas is probably most famous for producing and writing all of the Star Wars films, as well as directing all of them except for Episode V and VI. He is also known for directing and producing Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.


He has worked on numerous of other films. Some of his most famous works besides the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films include American Graffiti and its sequel, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Labyrinth, and The Land Before Time.

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